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Water-Year Summary for Site 01139000

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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
01139000 WELLS RIVER AT WELLS RIVER, VT
LOCATION - Lat 44°09'01", long 72°03'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Orange County, VT, Hydrologic Unit 01080103, on right bank, 0.8 mi west of village of Wells River, 1.3 mi southeast of I-91 and US 302 intersection in Four Corners, and 1.5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 98.4 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1171: Drainage area. WSP 1201: 1942(P), 1944-45(M), 1946-47(P), 1948(M), 1950.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge records: August 1940 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 505.53 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Connecticut River Power Co.).
COOPERATION - Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and USGS Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program.
REMARKS - WATER YEAR 2014-20: Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor. Some diurnal fluctuation at low flow prior to 1958 and since June 1984 caused by small power plant upstream. Flow partly regulated by Groton and Ricker Ponds.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 5,970 ft³/s, June 30, 1973, gage height 9.82 ft, from rating curve extended above 1,600 ft³/s on basis of peak flow over dam.